Harman Kardon Onyx Portable Wireless NFC Bluetooth Speaker System with Apple AirPlay, Black

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From Bluetooth with NFC, AirPlay for Apple, DLNA for Android and Windows ecosystems, Harman Kardon’s Onyx links you to your every audio need, wirelessly, and gets you up and running fast with the Harman Kardon Remote app for streaming your music from any source. Additionally, a rear USB port allows for easy-setup and charging of your devices while its auxiliary 3.5mm stereo input adds more options. Premium steel and leather construction completes the understated quality feel of the Onyx.

Apple AirPlay
AirPlay gives you the freedom to enjoy your playlists anywhere in your home. Stream directly from an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or iTunes equipped computer, and enjoy total control over your listening.

Bluetooth & NFC
Bluetooth technology allows you to listen to music everywhere you go, wirelessly. Streaming works over a range of around 10m too so you don’t have to be near the Onyx to get results. NFC instantly pairs your NFC-enabled portable device through a simple touch of the NFC-sensor.

Four speakers
The Onyx features four independent speakers with dual passive radiators that bring every detail to life. A combined 130W output also pushes audio to every corner of the room.

DLNA Certified devices connect, discover and communicate with other DLNA devices, providing more options for delivering music, photos and video-content over your home network.

Remote app
The free Harman Kardon Remote App unifies your control over music streaming and puts everything on the screen of your smart devices.

Long life battery
Perfect for portable listening and versatile enough to connect to most audio source - the Onyx is a true party-starter. Its battery life provides 5 hours of portable playback time (wirelessly) or 8 hours of playback (wired).

AC adapter and removable grille.

Harman Kardon
Compatible with
iOS, Android, iTunes
Apple AirPlay, DLNA, Bluetooth, NFC, 3.5mm, USB
H275 x W300 x D264mm
Eligible for International Delivery
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NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Mains, up to 8 hours internal battery
Radio tuner
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound!
130W (total)
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As


Harman Kardon Onyx Portable Wireless NFC Bluetooth Speaker System with Apple AirPlay 4.3 5 3 3
FINALLY !!! I've had my Onyx for 3 weeks now, still amazed every time I turn it on. I've tried just about everything out there, Big Jambox was the biggest sound I found.  First saw this back in the fall and knew it was THE ONE. I was right. This speaker is amazing. The sound is exceptional at any volume level, and cranked up the bass feels like its going through you. It's a new level of sound for Bluetooth portable speakers. It is rather large to be very portable, but who cares? It's the sound that matters!! So I say skip everything else and spring for this, worth every cent. 11 December 2013
Could be better especially regarding price level I was always a big fan of Harman Kardon and JBL Products. I owned several versions of the go&play as well as the old JBL Radial which put out an impressive sound for its size. As I love portable speakers and small speakers with big sound I directly bought the Onyx when it became available as it looked like a serious contender in the already crowded market with brands like Bose, Jawbone, Logitech etc. I was sure Harman would manage a more serious sound from a small enclosure like this. The reality is that the speaker sounds impressive, but only in a particular volume-frame. Listen to it at lower volumes (below 35%) and it sounds rather flat, not really better than my much smaller Bose Soundlink Mini. The Onyx needs volume and it starts to really sound serious up from about 50% to 70%. The bass pumps quite nicely and treble and mids are in harmony allthogether. It is only at levels above 70% where bass starts to fade and mids become a bit dominant making the speaker sound harsh with added distortion, but we are already talking about really high levels, much higher than other portable speakers are able to reach (like the Bose Soundlink, or the BIG Jambox). I am only underwhelmed by the fact, that Harman didn't manage to tune the DSP bettter for all levels. Trying to listen to the Onyx for low background music it only manages to sound like a better kitchen-radio. I really love the design of the speaker. But it is not perfect for portable use. Despite having an internal rechargeable battery, i wouldn't like to carry the speaker around to the beach etc. The handle should have been made rotateable, so that you can rotate it flat with the spaker to make the speaker thinner for transport. But still the leather at the back and the exposed aluminium surface of the passive radiator are prone to be damaged or scratched during transport. One would need some special bag or something to better protect the speaker, a pity none is included for the given price. Connectivity is great, i can use the speaker either in my Airplay-setup, or as DLNA-player or simply as a bluetooth speaker. No other speaker i owned so far had such a broad connectivity. The App is nice, but it doesn't give you much more options for tuning the speaker. I hoped for an additional EQ or a loudness-setting, but you can only add a "stereo widening" feature, which doesn't harm the sound much, but doesn't really broaden it up either. The Onyx still sounds like a mono-speaker, except if listening to it really close. All together i expected more for the given price and I am probably going to send the speaker back. The design and materials are top-quality, but i question why the back-surface had to be made of leather as normally you wouldn't notice it most of the time. The most annoying fact is that you really have to crank the speaker to get the best out of it. It is not really suitable for lower volumes. I only hope Harman takes the product serious and adds some other features (like loudness, customizable EQ etc) for future firmware updates. 24 October 2013
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